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Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-1988 [United States]: Teacher Follow-up Survey, 1988-1989 (ICPSR 6270)

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This survey is a followup to the Teacher Survey from SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9846) and is the fifth component of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), conducted one year after the base-year data collection. The other four components of the SASS are the Teacher Demand and Shortage Survey, School Administrator Survey, School Survey, and Teacher Survey. The Teacher Followup Survey (TFS), designed to update data on teacher career patterns and plans and to determine attrition rates, queries a subsample of teachers in the profession during the school year 1987-1988 and has two components: teachers who left the teaching profession between the school years 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 (leavers) and teachers who remained in the profession (stayers). For both groups, questions were asked on topics such as current activity, occupation, career patterns, educational pursuits, future plans, attitudes toward the teaching profession, and overall job satisfaction.

Series: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988 [UNITED STATES]: TEACHER FOLLOW-UP SURVEY, 1988-1989. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06270.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   career change, career goals, job satisfaction, occupational mobility, teacher attitudes, teacher burnout, teacher education, teaching (occupation), teaching conditions

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1988--1989

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989-03--1989-07

Universe:   Public and private school teachers in the United States (state representative within the public sector).

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) A raw data file was created by ICPSR from the SAS transport file and has been formatted to correspond to the codebook (which includes unweighted frequencies for public and private schools separately). However, some of the frequencies listed in the codebook are not accurate and do not reflect the frequencies generated from the raw data file or the SAS transport file. The codebook has not been revised to reflect these discrepancies. (2) The SAS transport file contains values recoded to system missing. (3) The variable CNTLNUM has no label in the SAS transport file but has been assigned the label "Control Number" by ICPSR in the data definition statements.


Sample:   Multistage, stratified subsamples of the Teacher Survey portion of the SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988: [UNITED STATES](ICPSR 9846).

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires, and telephone interviews

Restrictions: These data are released in accordance with the provisions of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). GEPA protects privacy by ensuring that respondents will never be individually identified. Under Public Law 100-297, the National Center for Education Statistics is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of individual respondents and is releasing these data to be used for statistical purposes only. Record matching or deductive disclosure by any user is prohibited. To ensure that the confidentiality provisions contained in PL 100-297 have been fully implemented, procedures for disclosure avoidance were used in preparing the data in this release. Every effort has been made to provide the maximum research information consistent with reasonable confidentiality protections. Therefore, certain variables have been deleted and others have been recoded into broader categories.


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